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Last two weeks to get state class size legislation passed!

May 20, 2022 Dear folks — 1. The State Legislature will be in session only for twenty more days.   Please call your Legislators today and urge them to pass the bills that would require NYC to phase in smaller classes in all grades.   Tell them to support and bring to the floor for […]

May 21, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Please help us advocate against the egregious budget cuts planned for schools next year!

April 27, 2022 Yesterday, Mayor Adams announced his executive budget, and though he he added $1.2 billion for various initiatives, including even more funding for the police, he is still planning to cut school budgets by $375 million over the next three years, which combined with unidentified school budget “efficiency savings” of this year, would […]

April 27, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Updates by

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Ask the Legislature to include NYC in state aid to make up for the cost of charter schools!

March 9, 2022 Right now, NY state legislators are working on their one-house budgets. Meanwhile, NYC has lost out on more than $2 billion in funds between 2012 and 2020, because they are the only district in the state that is exempted from receiving charter transitional aid, meant to reimburse districts from some of the […]

March 31, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Critical Budget decisions being made tonight!

March 7, 2021 1.The NY Assembly one-house education budget is being discussed and finalized tonight. Please tweet and call your Assembly Member now! Tell them to include smaller classes for NYC kids in the budget. You can find their phone nos. here by plugging your address. Here’s a script: As your constituent, I urge you […]

March 31, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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New class size report, info on huge data breach & remember to take our survey!

March 31, 2022 1. Last week we put out a new report, showing how average class sizes have fallen significantly in many schools, due to enrollment decline, though sharp disparities remain. We also wrote about how the DOE is proposing to cut spending for new schools by over $1.5B, leading to over 11,000 school seats […]

March 31, 2022 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Take our class size survey now!

March 17, 2022 Dear folks — 1. Class Size Matters would love to hear directly from NYC public school parents, teachers, principals, students and other school staff about how class size and related issues have affected learning in your schools this year. Our survey is posted here.  𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 will only 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗲𝗻 […]

March 31, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Please urge your legislators to put class size requirements into their one-House budgets!

Feb. 14, 2022 Today Class Size Matters, the Alliance for Quality Education, the Education Law Center and NYC Kids PAC sent a letter to state legislators, urging them to include class size caps in their one-house budgets, so that the additional state funding our schools are due to receive will be invested in providing NYC […]

February 15, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Urge the Office of Civil Rights to collect data on class size!

Feb. 10, 2022 Every few years the Office of Civil Rights of the US Dept. of Education asks for comments on what data they should collect from districts. Accurate data on class size is nearly impossible to find in many districts across the country, despite the fact that it is a key element in education […]

February 10, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Podcast on schools during pandemic & issue briefing for NYC parents

Jan. 30, 2022 1. Please check out our latest Talk out of School podcast, with parent and teacher activists describing what’s been done in their districts for the sake of health, safety and academic support to students during the pandemic, with Damaris Allen, Hillsborough County parent and President of the FL Collaboration Project; Glenn Sacks, […]

February 10, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Issue briefing for parents on Monday and other news

Jan. 27, 2022 1. This Monday evening, Jan. 31, Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC will be co-hosting a issue briefing via Zoom, designed for CEC members but other interested parents/teachers/advocates are welcome as well. We’ll be providing lots of useful info on Mayoral control, class size and the Capital plan, diversity and equity, […]

February 10, 2022 in Newsletters by

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